One Kind Deed: Renee Luczynski, Program Director
Kind hearts are the gardens, Kind thoughts are the roots, Kind words are the flowers, Kind deeds are the fruits, Take care of your garden And keep out the weeds, Fill it with sunshine, Kind words, and Kind deeds. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Watch this inspirational ONE KIND DEED video.
One Kind Deed is a unifying force that shapes and gives meaning to life itself. It is not tied to any one group, race, or religion and is integral to all humanity at some level. Just as a single drop of water ripples out onto a pond, our actions ripple out into the world. We hope that you will accept your invitation and create an unbreakable chain reaction of human kindness throughout the world. Your random acts of kindness will help transform the world. Our goal is for these events is to create a spark that will produce a fire that will blaze the world with compassion.
It doesn’t cost anything to participate in One Kind Deed. So please mark this date on your calendars so you can help us reach our next goal of 10,000 people sharing acts of kindness and having fun transforming the world with One Kind Deed.
Where: Acts of Kindness can occur anywhere
Time: Any time
How: They can be as big or small as you choose to make them.
Cost: There is no cost, just a Kind Deed.
While this is being hosted on the internet, this is not meant to be just an online movement; commit to acts of kindness in the real world. Spread the Word: Send out an invitation to everyone you know and ask them to participate. Also ask them to forward the invitation on to as many family members, friends and groups they know, so they may participate too. Share Your Stories: Post your stories on the Institute For Global Transformation’s™ Facebook community page by Clicking Here and please do not forget word of mouth, which is an equally powerful sound.
Transforming the World One Kind Deed at a Time
Just as a single drop of water ripples out onto a pond, our actions ripple out into the world. We hope that you will accept your invitation and create an unbreakable chain reaction of human kindness throughout the world. Your random acts of kindness will help transform the world. Our mission is for this event to create a spark that will produce a fire that will blaze the world with compassion.
Georgi Takei and One Kind Deed:
George Takei, actor and author, best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the television series Star Trek participated in this event.
The response was overwhelming. In just six short days, over 1,200 people globally, made a commitment to carry out acts of kindness and compassion. Through their stories of inspiration and motivation, it became quickly apparent that the world is ready for change and even more so, that the change lies inside each of us. Eventually, 3,806, yes that’s 3,806 people participated in this event. Their stories were amazing, heartwarming and sometimes funny. Thanks to each of you who took time to make another person’s life a little easier or happier. Let’s keep this going in 2016; YOU’RE THE BEST!
Watch a YouTube video on how Whoopie Goldburg‘s One Kind Deed made a real difference in an autistic man’s life: http://www.wimp.com/autisticchange/
One Kind Deed ideas could include:
- Reach out to someone in a small way, just connect
- Introduce yourself to a neighbor
- Smile to a stranger
- Give a compliment
- Listen to someone who needs to be heard
Share Your Stories
Post your stories on the Institute For Global Transformation’s™ Facebook community page by Clicking Here and please do not forget word of mouth, which is an equally powerful sound.
Take part in One Kind Deed and Help Transform the World
You’re being invited because your participation is considered an honor by the person, or people who invited you. We’re asking you for just one thing- that you join us on this date, from wherever you are, and give freely to one other person the love that’s in your heart. There is no cost for this; there are no requirements and no limitations. You might speak to someone you wouldn’t normally, listen to, someone that needs to be heard; meet the neighbors you see every day but never introduced yourself to; smile at a stranger or reach out in a small way; just connect with someone.
We are surrounded by the atrocities of violence, discrimination, inequality and poverty beyond comparison. We are beaten down and tired of the bad news. We are frustrated at the lack of control over these situations. We are heartbroken from the effects they have on our personal lives, the lives of our loved ones, or those with whom we have never met. We may not always have a choice to stop a bad thing, but we always have a choice to start a kind thing.
Remember that the potential of a single act of compassion grows and spreads. This is the metamorphosis of compassion; each action will transform itself into something new through the lives we reach. The beauty of this event is that any time throughout the day, when you are ready to give compassion, you will know that we are with each other. Don’t forget that all it takes is – One Kind Deed. Thank you for helping to transform the world One Kind Deed at a time. You’re awesome.
Past Public Service Projects
Vial For Life Project:
Renée Luczynski, Public Services Department Chair has developed the Vial for Life program. This is a wonderful and acknowledged way of making the choice to live more securely.
This plastic pill bottle comes with the label Vial for Life. Inside the bottle is a red magnet that also says, Vile for Life. It is to be placed on your refrigerator door and the bottle is to be placed inside your refrigerator, on the top shelf.
A sheet of paper, inside the bottle, lists emergency contacts, doctors, all the meds you are currently taking and a list of questions about allergies, diabetes, etc. On the back of the paper is a list of additional contacts, to be filled-in, other important information and where it may be found.
All of this information and phone numbers may not seem important to you right now, but could one day help you or your family when you least expect it. Everything is just a vial away and could literally save your life!
If the Vial for Life program is not available in your area, you may Order a Vial for Life, from the IFGT. The suggested donation is $10, which will cover the supplies needed to make the product as well as shipping and handling. If this amount is more than you can afford, just contribute whatever you can; we will be happy to ship you the Vial for Life. (This is only available in the USA). To order your Vile for Life, click on the PayPal Donate button.